Increase student engagement and comprehension with SimUText interactive textbook chapters.
Straight-forward setup, easy integration,
SimUText is Super Simple:
- Use our free evaluation software to select labs and/or chapters to include in the SimUText we will build for your class.
- Within the SimUText System, an Instructor Portal will guide you through everything you'll need to know about customizing your SimUText to organize assignments, set due dates, assign TAs to course sections, etc. The Instructor Portal also provides access to auto-grading and assessment features, a Users Manual, and to Supplemental Materials.
- Once your students have subscribed to the SimUText for your course, they will download the necessary software and will have access to their assignments through a Student Portal that will display due dates, etc.
- Ready to get started setting up a SimUText order? Go HERE!
The SimUText System® offers many advantages!
Auto-grading to save you time
Most questions in our chapters and tutorial-style labs are auto-graded so you can assign homework that challenges your students to think and provides feedback, even if your class is large.
Monitor your students progress in real-time
Use the Instructor Portal to see individual-student and whole-class scores on each question, updated in real-time. From summary statistics you can find where your students are having trouble so you can focus your teaching.
Increased interaction in your class
Assign due dates for chapters or labs so they're completed before you discuss that topic in class and you can be sure your students will come prepared, and then encourage questions and discussion—professors tell us that SimUText has increased the quality of in-class interactions with their students.
No restrictions. Students print what they want, keep it forever
Unlike e-textbooks, the SimUText System® doesn't restrict what students do with their SimUText. They can install on any computer, print or save all the text, and review the chapters and labs again years later.
Friendly help from the authors whenever you need it
We love to talk with people using our chapters and labs and are happy to answer your questions. Our authors have PhDs in biology and lots of teaching experience, so when you call, you can talk with peers who can relate to your classroom challenges.
Accompanying Supplemental Materials
We are constantly developing both general and module-specific supplementary materials to accompany our modules. These include suggestions for implementation and in-class activities, learning outcomes aligned to modules, supplemental questions for quizzes, and more. All are accessible from the SimUText Instructor Portal.
Technical support 7 days per week
We deal with your students' technical issues so you don't have to.